computer / systems rambling
something i think i've learned over the last 20 years:
competence in infrastructure has a centralizing tendency, and that tendency has a way of sapping or destroying _distributed_ competence.
as a concrete example, i've rambled before about how how there are no good normal-person mail clients left because all of the people who would write them are just using gmail (or satisfied with mutt / emacs / whatever).
Aka: nobody noticed anything, but suddenly we have a bunch more storage. Frigging black magic.
Seriously, I quickly went to the physical office, brought down the machine 10 minutes to physically install two hard drives and clean things a bit; made sure #FreeBSD saw them with their full storage capacity, and left.
Hours later I added the new devices to the mirror, waited for things to be 'copied over' (resilver), checked again at some point, brought the old drives offline, checked again after a couple days, removed the drives from the pool and resized it.
Downtime: 10 mins!
ZFS allows me to do black magic with #FreeBSD.
I am officially never using any other file system on hardware with data I care about.
Today, I know a lot of business people who do the kinds of things I would write software for using Excel or Access and macros.
But it's mostly boring business stuff.
My mom used to weave batch files and sidekick databases in to something resembling a computer program.
*sigh* men criticising Lithuania's performer because of her AMAZING hairstyle #ESC2022
And, heck, hers has been amongst the best performances so far.
Em vaig oblidar de comentar en #literatura aquest tros de llibre 😻
Fantàsticament escrit, amb peus de pàgina amb quatre aclariments de cultura Mallorquina que no necessàriament es són coneguts fora de Mallorca.
Una història curiosa, entretinguda, bonica, tràgica, divertida. Quasi-segurament hi ha una crítica força elaborada al sistema capitalista, tot i no ser l'essència del llibre :-).
Und, OpenBSD hat bei der Installation eine Option, wobei X mit installiert wird, bin mir unsicher wie einfach das funkt, auf jeden Fall sollte es einfacher als bei FreeBSD eine GUI Umgebung hoch zu schaffen :-).
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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
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